In celebration of the Christian feast days of All Saints and All Souls — and the ancient Celtic New Year, which happened at this same time — you are invited to a special day-retreat combining Centering Prayer with contemplative insights from the wisdom of the Celtic tradition, facilitated by Carl McColman and sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Atlanta.
Join us on October 30 for an online retreat day where we explore the connections between Celtic wisdom and contemplative spirituality! Celtic Christianity — the poetic and earth-positive spirituality of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales — has long been appreciated as one of the most beautiful expressions of faith in the western world.
The Celts had a mystical sense of God’s abiding presence that was expressed through the veneration of holy wells and other sacred sites, stories of remarkable saints who lived in deep harmony with nature, and a profound spirituality with roots in the ancient wisdom of the desert mothers and fathers.
Our time together will celebrate Celtic spirituality in light of the practice of Centering Prayer — which also has roots in the desert and remains a profound doorway into the ordinary mystical life. We will pay special attention to the Irish understanding of contemplation, which will bring us to a deeper appreciation of the silent beauty of Centering Prayer.
This event costs $40. Partial scholarships are available — no one is turned away for financial reasons. Please reach out to Contemplative Outreach Atlanta for more information.
Date: October 30, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM Eastern Time (USA/Canada)
To register for this online retreat, click here.
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About the presenter: Carl McColman is the author of numerous contemplative books, including An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and Eternal Heart. Carl co-facilitates a Centering Prayer group in Decatur, GA and is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer introductory workshops.